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Bob Shea Memorial Scout Pavilion

posted Aug 13, 2019, 6:05 PM by Troop Webmaster

Troop 66 has plans to construct the new Bob Shea Memorial Scout Pavilion at our Onondaga summer campsite at Forestburg Scout Reservation and is seeking support to help with the cost of completing the pavilion.

The 20' x 40' pavilion will be located in the center of the campsite where it will be enjoyed by generations of scouts to come.


Click the image of the flyer below for a downloadable PDF.

https://troop66matawan.page.link/vA7B


Merit Badge Make Up Day 2019

posted Jul 20, 2019, 8:55 AM by Troop Webmaster

Monmouth Council will have a Merit Badge Make up Day at Quail Hill Scout Reservation for partial merit badges earned at summer camp, on August 17, 2019

Visit https://www.monmouthbsa.org/MBMakeupDay for details and sign-up.

Register before August 13 for $5, afterwards will be $10.

2019 - 2020 Troop 66 Event Calendar

posted Jul 15, 2019, 2:44 PM by Troop Webmaster

Forestburg has only just begun, but our event calendar for the next scouting year is now ready.

Check http://www.troop66matawan.com/calendar for the latest calendar of events.

Final Troop Meeting of 2018-2019 Scout Year

posted Jun 19, 2019, 12:36 PM by Troop Webmaster   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 12:36 PM ]

Tonight (June 19, 2019) is the final meeting of the 2018-2019 Scouting year.  Please bring any outstanding summer camp payments, Merit Badge payments, BSA medical forms or Family Picnic payments tonight. 

Forestburg 2019 Measles Vaccination Update

posted Jun 6, 2019, 10:44 AM by Troop Webmaster

On May 28, Sullivan County elected to make measles vaccination mandatory for all campers, staff, and volunteer adult leadership attending the many summer camps in their jurisdiction, which includes Forestburg Scout Reservation.

This public health order applies to all our camps and programs at Forestburg Scout Reservation for the 2019 summer season. Those without written evidence of immunity to measles cannot attend camp.

Proof of immunity can be one of the following:

1) Written documentation from a health care provider of one or more doses of a measles-containing vaccine (MMR) administered one or after the first birthday for preschool-age children and adults not at high risk.

2) Two doses of measles-containing vaccine (MMR) for school-age children and adults at high risk, including college students, healthcare personnel, and international travelers. A camper, staff member, or volunteer who is in the process of receiving the measles vaccine, has an appointment to receive the second dose of measles vaccine 28 days after the first dose, and has not been recently exposed to measles may attend camp. Written confirmation from a healthcare provider that lists the 28-day appointment is required as confirmation.

3) Laboratory evidence of immunity to measles, which is called a titer.

4) Laboratory confirmation of a past case of measles. In other words, the individual has had measles.

5) A date of birth before 1957.

The only permitted exceptions are for those medically unable to receive the vaccine, as documented in a signed letter from a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner.

2019 Family Picnic

posted May 28, 2019, 5:01 PM by Troop Webmaster   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 12:11 PM ]

Our 2019 Family Picnic is to be held on June 22, 2019. Visit http://www.troop66matawan.com/camping/2018-2019/family-picnic to sign-up.

Forestburg 2019 Adult Signup

posted May 16, 2019, 5:35 AM by Troop Webmaster

We would like to invite Dads and Uncles and Grandfathers to join us this year at Forestburg Scout Reservation for summer camp. You're welcome to visit for a day or as many days as you wish. The cost is only $30 per day or $160 for the week which includes your registration, camping and food. While in camp, everyone is expected to help out in some way. Please visit our website to sign up at http://www.troop66matawan.com/forestburg-adult-signup

Reminder that all adults who wish to camp must have a current youth protection certificate, please go to my.scouting.org to re-take the class or print your certificate. Also everyone must have a BSA medical form which can be found at http://www.troop66matawan.com/camping/2018-2019/forestburg-2019#medical Lastly, anyone who wishes to stay more than 72 hours, must be a current BSA registered adult, and we ask that you speak to Mr. Goldstein for more information.

Early Swim Test at QHSR June 15, 2019

posted May 14, 2019, 5:56 PM by Troop Webmaster

Every year when we arrive for Summer Camp, scouts take a swim test to evaluate and confirm their ability to safely participate in waterfront activities. This year again, council has given us the option to take our swim test ahead of time at Quail Hill. This allows us to speed up our check-in Sunday morning, and also eliminates the need for the scouts to have swimsuits and towels on them as they haul their gear into camp.  

2nd Class and 1st Class ranks have swim test requirements that can be met by this test even if your scout might not attend summer camp.

Our troop’s time​ ​slot for the Quail Hill Swim test is 9:30am on Saturday June 15th at Quail Hill Scout Reservation​. ​

Scouts and Adults that wish to take the early swim test on June 15th should sign-up here.  This is just sign-up, no permission form.

Summer Camp Tee Shirt Order Form

posted May 3, 2019, 7:32 AM by Troop Webmaster

Order form is now available for ordering our 2019 Forestburg summer camp tee shirt.

Orders are due back by May 15, 2019.

No meeting April 24, 2019

posted Apr 22, 2019, 7:01 PM by Troop Webmaster

Remember there is no meeting this week since Matawan schools are closed for spring break.

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